Tips on how to boost your follower count

Negin Karimi - 04/12/2017 - Social Media

Facebook

Facebook has a range of features. Utilise them! Repeatedly posting statuses is not the most effective way of getting people’s attention and boosting your follower count/page traffic. If you haven’t already, then why don’t you try mixing things up by posting a video, or creating a poll? This way you are altering your interactions with people and keeping your content fresh! Make sure that you post at peak times. Keep an eye on what time of the day you have posted your content and how effective the response was. Stick with what works best!

Youtube

Approximately 20% of people that click on your video will leave after watching just 10 seconds. This means that you have to cut to the chase pretty quickly. For example, if you are thinking of starting a makeup blog, then start off your videos with the finished look. This way, viewers immediately know what they are going to get from the video. A short introduction is enough, you can expand on your story along the way! Another great tip for gaining more YouTube subscribers is to be consistent. If you only post once every couple of months then it is unlikely that people will stay interested and subscribe to your account.

Instagram

If you are looking to boost your Instagram follower count, then stay active by liking and commenting on other profiles. Avoid unnecessarily commenting on loads of random pages for the sake of it. Instead, show support to people and products you’re interested in! As well, Instagram is all about using pictures and short videos to promote what you’re all about. In that case, you need to make your images relevant, high resolution and interesting.

Twitter

If you are looking to boost your follower count on twitter, whether that be on a personal or business account, why don’t you tweet about a recent trend or hot topic and relate it to your business? Stranger Things has been in the limelight recently, so you could link your business to one of the main characters. For example, if you are a clothing brand then you could tweet ‘#Eleven reasons why we’re loving Millie Bobby Brown’s fashion sense’ and attach a link to the article. By finding a common interest with your fan base you are actively engaging with them, helping to increase your interactions (retweets, favourites and replies) and in turn (hopefully!) boosting your follower count. Take a look at our article on Our Favourite Weekly Hashtags for some extra help and advice on using hashtags.

Snapchat

Most people tend to post their username on other social media platforms in the hopes of boosting their follower count. This is a good way of sharing your username, but why not think outside the box? You could put your Snapchat username on your business card, or even add it to the end of emails.

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